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Ok ,i recently installed SuSE and I love it, but unfortunately i am missing a very important feature. I am completely unable to preform the 'make' xxx command, and i get the message:
bash: make: command not found
I am quite certain that this is a very important function, and would like help to insure that it shows up again.
Also, i tried to run ./configure in some context i can't remember, and it told me that i was missing a C compiler, another error message i believe should be dealt with before i try to do anything else.
To get this easily, you can add the 9.1 repository to yast software sources. The suse site has a list of ftp servers. You can also get a cool tool called apt4rpm that allows you to add stuff via the command line very easily. It works with 9.1 if you add the right repositories.
Ok, i don't mean to sound lazy but i am at home where i have a most sh!tty dial-up connection. Is there anywhere I can go to get a list of the file dependencies that gcc has, because this install-error message-download-repeat method is going to take me the rest of my life. I am chroncially new to linux, and while using an apt-get type program may sound good, i can't get dialup to work in linux without the aid of the files i seek to download. A nice, relatively simple link could possibly save my sanity, but i would rather run outside and drown myself in the river than do this whole trying to piece together 20 different files with the hope that they may be what I need deal.
Help me preserve my sanity via either a list of dependencies or a good link,
Hi friend! I see your point. Recently I tried to install linux on a friends computer, but the dialup connection would not allow me to download stuff, so I had to download at home, burn cd's, go over there, install...
Anyway, I made a search here on my system, and this is what I found with yast2:
make is inside the package make-3.80-184.i586.rpm.
no he can't because he is using suse 9.1 personal. the personal edition lacks development software, i.e gcc, make, automake, autoconf.
Now *THAT* is what I call "LAME"....
They're crippling on of the most important features of Linux , because they have the misconception that "only developers will compile from source"????
Screw that ; I , myself , can't code myself out of a wet paper bag , even if my virginity depended on the result , but nearly all software ,I installed last ˝year , I compiled from source(Exept Opera....) ; it's soooooo much better....(even though I don't have the faintest clue , how this "compiling-thingy" actually works on the inside).
As far as I' m concerned , a distro without the possibillity to compile from source doesn't qualify as a Linux-flavour.
Thanks for reminding me , why I ditched SuSE last year....(just one of the many reasons...)
Last edited by Megamieuwsel; 06-24-2004 at 07:19 AM.
Update: thanks to the information provided by equinox, the planetary alignment, and a ton of luck, I have finally got SuSE fully functional on this computer and I must say, it is excellent. Thanks for the help people, now it's time to do some fun stuff.